Restaurants etc. in Gothenburg

Restaurants and cafes close to the conference venue (good for lunch and coffee):

Google map with all lunch restaurants marked

Restaurants that would be good for dinner:

A few of the things to see and do in Gothenburg:

Inside the city:

  • Take a walk and see some Swedish nature and wildlife (including moose!) in Slottskogen, a huge park inside of the city (about 30 min. walk from campus). Also close to the Botanic Garden (Botaniska trädgården), which will be lovely in June.
  • Walk around the cobblestone streets in the historic Haga neighborhood and take a fika break. Try Cafe Husaren or Cafe Kringlan for some great Swedish baked goods and coffee. In Haga, you can also walk up the Skansen Kronan, a fortress from the 1600s which has nice views of the city.
  • Take a hop-on, hop-off boat tour of Gothenburg’s canals.
  • Check out the Gothenburg Museum of Art (Göteborgs konstmuseum), very close to the conference venue.
  • Go to Magasinsgatan, which is a good place to find coffee shops and fun restaurants. Also home to a number of food trucks (fish and chips, sausages, classic Swedish fried fish, steamed buns) in front of Da Matteo, an excellent coffeeshop.
  • See Gothenburg’s Feskekörka (Fish Church). Not an actual church, but an old seafood market modeled after a Norwegian stave church. Can also get seafood takeaway there. Or go to the Stora Saluhallen (Market Hall), which has many small restaurants and kiosks selling Swedish foods.

Outside the city center:

  • Take a tram (numbers 11 or 9) to Salthomen, about 20 minutes away. You can explore the rocky coasts of western Sweden there or, if you have some time, get on a ferry and see one of islands in Gothenburg’s archipelago.
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